Wednesday, September 15, 2010

1940 Sundress completed!

I am super excited that I finished the sundress (well, almost--I haven't completely finished hemming it yet).

Here's some photos at the Falkland Palace Garden.  It's got a great pleat in the front of the dress:


Nevermind how pasty white I am! hehehe.  I am hoping this sundress will bring out the sun!!


I love the stripes on this dress--they are pink and cream.  I've never sewn anything with stripes before but I really like it because it is very easy to match up!

I also really like the back of the dress.  Here you can see the pattern detail:


And in my dress:

Overall, I really like it!  There was a lot of hand sewing/hemming which took awhile but other than that it was pretty straight forward to put together.  I am looking forward to wearing it in a warmer climate next week when I go to Washington DC for a conference!

35 comments:

  1. Your dress is gorgeous.

    Trudy
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  2. You did a great job on this, sweetiepie. It looks amazing on you, and the details are really well done.

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  3. ooh, that looks so cute and fresh! The back is really special.

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  4. I LOVE this. A lot. Those stripes are cool.

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  5. The dress looks lovely! You did a great job.

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  6. Looks super comfortable with those pleats! Feminine and easy to wear! fab!

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  7. Pretty dress, really love the back! I worry about matching stripes and stuff too! But you've done a fab job!

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  8. Oh it's lovely, you look fab. And with matching stripes too, well done!

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  9. I love that dress, it's amazing!! And you are definitely 'pale and interesting' rather than 'pasty' :)!!
    I love the buttons on the back of that dress, and it looks so nice with your snood!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  10. As always, Debi, you look so beautiful! :) What a wonderful job you've done on the dress! Fabulous!

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  11. The stripes are a perfect choice for that pattern. What a cute dress!

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  12. So pretty! That translated really nicely into a real live dress (something I always worry about is if the dress will look like the envelope!) I love the back buttons. Perfect with your perky snood too!

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  13. How pretty! Stripes are my favorite pattern to work with. Your pale skin is gorgeous, not pasty- luminous.

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  14. Love it! So pretty... and the fabric is perfect.
    Have fun wearing it to your conference. Pack the snood too! :0)

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  15. You look beautiful Debi! It would look lovely in a bold floral too - what a perfect summer dress!

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  16. Very sweet, especially the snood-lipstick-buttons coordination!

    I'm glad you have somewhere warm to wear your sundress... I'm wrapped in a wool shawl at my desk here in London!

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  17. It came out so pretty! I love the back wrap detail. Are just the buttons holding it together?
    And don't bet on warm weather...it was 40F this morning in RI.

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  18. That is a lovely dress. I love the back details and the stripes. You look so pretty!

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  19. I love the dress, you did a fabulous job. My attempt at matching stripes is not going so well.

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  20. what a pretty dress. Was is actually warm enough in Scotland to ge by with somehting sleeveless? We are freezing our kippers off here in Lincolnshire!

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  21. What a lovely dress, and such gorgeous photos. Beautiful!

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  22. Pretty! Love the back-wrap detail :)

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  23. Beautiful! I love the fabric and the snood. All your photographs are picture perfect too. You wear it well.

    ~Heart~
    Elise

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  24. wow, so pretty! love the fabric and the cute buttons :-)
    You should definately make a dirndle skirt, Its just two recangles and a waistband.... but looks great too
    Can't wait to see some more of your projects!

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  25. Very cute, the dress is really pretty!

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  26. GORGEOUS!! I love the red snood and lips, too. Just beautiful!

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  27. How pretty! you did a fabulous job! I want to see photos or you wear it in Washington DC. Please! Please!

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  28. Just out of curiosity: What pattern number is this?

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  29. So pretty! The back really makes it sing. :)

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  30. Thanks everyone!
    @littleblackcar: it's McCall 4043 with the copyright 1940. But this is interesting because I know several pattern numbers before that in the early 4000's are from 1941!! So a very interesting pattern!

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  31. Hey, how does the dress open/close? Does it have a zip or does it have a cross over back with the buttons on the back as a closure?

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  32. Hi Rachel,
    The only closure on the dress is those two little buttons at the back! Though they are fairly secure :-)

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  33. It's very cool. Do you have any problems with the back wrap flapping open at all?

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  34. Hi Rachel....So far I haven't had any problems. It's a fairly heavy cotton material. Though I must say, I haven't taken it out on any windy days yet :-)

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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